Mary Ritter Beard

Born: Aug 05, 1876 AD
Died: 1958 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Historian

1876 - Born on the 5th of August in Indianapolis.

1892 - At sixteen she left home to attend De Pauw University in Asbury, Indiana, where she studied political science, languages, and literature.

1897-1900 - She graduated and taught high school German.

1900 - Married Charles Austin Beard, whom she had met at De Pauw.

1902 - They returned to New York and her daughter Miriam was born in 1903.

1904 - Enrolled at Columbia University, but Mary quit soon after to take care of their child and volunteer for progressive causes.
1907 - Became an organizer for the National Women's Trade Union League.

1910-1912 - She edited the suffragist periodical The Woman Voter, and after that worked with the Wage Earner's League.

1913-1919 - Member of the militant faction of the suffrage movement led by Alice Paul and she worked on several progressive causes.

         - During this period, Charles taught at Columbia University.

1915 - Wrote her first book, Woman's Work in Municipalities.

1917 - Resigned in protest of the firing of anti-war faculty.

         - She resigned from the National Woman's Party.

1920 - Wrote A Short History of the American Labor Movement, focused on social reform and the working class.

1927 - Co-authored The Rise of American Civilization.

1931-1946 - She authored and edited Understanding Women , America Through Women's Eyes.

1958 - Mary Ritter Beard died on 14th of August.
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